Group Viii Small Tablks


aboret or extremes to two feet ten inches would be a nat-

The illus- ural height range for these small tables. In

11 serving width a range of abOQt five or six inches is per-

>les given missible, the extremes being fifteen and twenty dy or liv- inches; the greater width corresponding to the would ap- greater height.

s cabinet. In the illustrations shown the legs are made ing furni- of square stock, and straight. This is desirable the article and in most cases necessary when the cabinet

  • ood com- portion of the table is dropped much below the hardly be center point in height. In those in which the able after cabinet is confined to a place immediately under
  • any, will the top, the legs might be modeled slightly to

tables. We need not be reminded of the fatigue resulting from standing long when using a wall telephone. For the home as well as the public restroom a telephone table is not only a convenience but a real necessity. Especially inviting and useful is this piece of furniture when it is accompanied by a chair which is made a part of instead of an addition to the table itself. When the chair may be placed within the table and practically if not quite hidden from view, the value of the table is enhanced as an aesthetic as well as a serviceable unit in the room.

As has been the object of practically all the pempecthre drawings the one on this plate shows

of the simplest ! ossible patterns. When the si on I is placed under the table its legs are directly opposite tie legs of the table. The telephone when not in use is to be placed within tho rolling mav be hidden from vi<»w bv side of th on the sid in its pla< the telepht of the ti\ receptacle pencil, etc The loi design for a stool. 1 it is witl particular library w the table telephone or placed closed.

Thirty : and sixte»


novelty in lieight, two feet four inches to two feet eight en or pri- inches; length, two feet six inches to three fe**t

A place two inches; witlth, sixteen inches to twenty-two irie-a-brac inches.

h in niosf In these designs, for the same reason given in ?r. Then- the preceding description, much thought may W a piece of given to the design of the metal fittings- In mt it will fact, if this is not done much will lie lost in the ivs add to appearance of the whole as a special or partie-♦lv pluced. ularly artistic design. The ordinary stock harden a room ware, even of the most artistic type, would, if used 011 a iiiiiipie design of this kind, tend to follows ; make t ht> whole incongruous.




The designs shown in l'late are for ae— tables oí- sideboards The perspcel i ve dril however, shows a construe! ion which WOtf iMjnally appropriate1 for a writing-table ii taI»Ir height was made two fei-t six inches* * a serving tahle tllfc a \ erage height should three frrt. Ill deplli then- may be a Variation from eighteen or nineteen inches up to two feet, Thr Instil should approximate three ami a half Of four feet for Mil ftrYUlg laMe and may increase to as much as six fret for the side hoard. None of tile designs in Plate !¡1 may properly he called sideboards, however, unless il is the one shown in the lower moililical I rawing which probably would ÍOü)í bi si wilh a length not much exerrdin^ five freí

In construction these designs HP 1} a step in advance of thostí shown in lite plains in (íroup VIII. I I o \\ e \ i ■ I" ibis step Tillv ■-- u|lr from simple into complex cal Uriel construction. As soon as a eabiie-f '■niiliims scvrr;d partition* and both doors and drawers it bicornes rHthef complex in const l'Uef mu It should be under

J i. therefore, ouly by t htxte well advaik* e art of furniture construction. This hook ot dealing with construction except hy \h of suggestion and consequently little be ¿mid upon this Mibject unless it is cooed a pari of the problem of desigr construction is always an important factor ly design. Poor construction is paeitimSj impossible in any good design. Machine con-slruclion ami commercial methods in general aft? advised, to make the work as vocational in character as possible. However, the smaller constructions in this book may l>e made without The use of machinery, altho heavy planing and sawing would be facilitated greatly by its use.

Aside from the points made in any previous portion of rhis text the following should ^ emphasized in cabinet construction, Wheiwrf possible t be principal horizontal lines in tj I'ronl view should be carried around onto itv ends of the cabinet. Tills ma\ be noted in iin second modi lira Hon drawing, Plate :!!>

Plate 31

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